Whoever is in charge of seeing that the right polling address gets on the cover of the voting booklet got it wrong, and then sent out postcards numerous times and still got it wrong. Read More
Medical records of some 33,000 patients of a Rhode Island dermatologist cannot be accessed because the doctor abandoned his multi-office practice and left the U.S. to run for Nigeria’s National Assembly. Dr. Nomate Kpea had practiced in Rhode Island since 1985, doing business as Skin Medicine and Surgery Centers. Read More
WHAT: Notorious former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who served three years in federal prison and now labels himself a whistle-blowing reformer, alleged “it is pretty widely known” that Congress members a routinely gain thousands of dollars from insider stock trading. Read More
I have voted in every election cycle since 1978. But I did not vote in Tuesday’s election. For many weeks, I have received at least one and usually three to five robo-calls in my voicemail every day from each of the leading mayoral candidates or their backers. This is in addition to the estimated five pounds of junk mail from candidates since the beginning of October. Read More
The questionable electoral practices of the independent expenditure committee supporting Ed Lee for mayor have raised concerns about the fairness of the mayoral election. Read More
There have been several letters and stories claiming that San Francisco Republicans are “supporting” the current interim mayor. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Let’s keep the record straight. We have endorsed Tony Hall, we support Tony Hall and we encourage you to make Tony Hall your first choice for mayor.
SFGOP, Log Cabin Republicans, Nob Hill Republican Women and Young Republicans have all endorsed Tony Hall and no one else for mayor. Read More
WHAT: U.S. poor have increased by as much as one-third in the past decade. By the end of 2010, a record 15.3 percent of Americans qualified as the poorest poor — $5,570 or less for an individual and $11,157 for a family of four.
WHERE: Neighborhoods with poverty rates of at least 40 percent are spreading over wider areas, increasing in suburbs at twice the rate of cities, according to an analysis based on the most recent census data. Read More
As an official court reporter of the San Francisco Superior Court, I was very troubled to read your Tuesday cover story regarding the contract court reporter failing to produce a timely grand jury transcript vital to the German tourist homicide case. An official court reporter is an employee of the court and is required by law to file their notes with the court each day, thereby eliminating the chances of “AWOL” transcripts. Read More
It was with a sad heart that I read that the USS Iowa was being towed out of the Bay Area to Los Angeles. My late father, a Pacific combat veteran in WWII, always told me that every Pacific Theater sailor looked forward to the welcoming arms of the Golden Gate as they sailed home. San Francisco’s relationship with the United States Navy began in 1846 when the USS Portsmouth sailed into the Bay. That event is marked by Portsmouth Square and Montgomery Street. Read More
I recently took the N-Judah train to work in the Inner Sunset at 8:40 a.m. in the morning. It was car number 1497A. A guy was sitting in the elderly/disabled seats loading his pipe with marijuana. It was very strong and he was sitting right near the train operator.
This is why people don’t want to ride the Muni in San Francisco. Who wants to ride transit to work every day with druggies, drunks, bums and thugs and absolutely no security? Read More